Today’s Word Wednesday is effulgence, a sort of opposite of last week’s choice, penumbra. I should mention I was watching Big Fish last week, and there’s a scene where Danny DeVito, a circus ringmaster, announces the entrance of a circus performer, a giant whose name is…. La Penumbra! I was very excited to hear my Word Wednesday word in a movie! I’m SUCH a nerd. And also if you haven’t seen the movie, you must.

Ok, a little about today’s word (taken from the online Oxford English Dictionary):


Syllabification: ef·ful·gent
Pronunciation: /iˈfo͝oljənt, iˈfəl- /

ADJECTIVE • literary
1shining brightly; radiant.
1.1(of a person or their expression) emanating joy or goodness.



Origin – mid 18th century: from Latin effulgent- ‘shining brightly’, from the verb effulgere, from ex- ‘out’ + fulgere ‘to shine’.

My sentence

Her laugh had an effervescence. He wondered if it was possible to capture it with out dulling its extraordinary effulgence.

Now leave your sentence in the comment box below!